Webster's New World: American Idioms Handbook
The most comprehensive reference for understanding and using the contemporary idioms of American English—with more than 1,000 entries.
Mastering the use of idiomatic language is an essential step toward achieving fluency in any language. Webster's New World: American Idioms Handbook is the ideal guide to the slang, sayings, expressions, jargon, and colloquialisms of American English—covering more than 1,000 entries. Emphasizing acquisition and application, this book explains their meanings as well as when, where, why, and how to use them. A wealth of examples helps readers understand each idiom’s connotation and identify its appropriate context. An extensive index allows for quick and easy reference.